Cirque du Soleil Brings its First Sports-inspired Big Top Show VOLTA, To Denver!

Cirque du Soleil Brings its First Sports-inspired Big Top Show VOLTA, To Denver!

 The Iconic Big Top will be at Pepsi Center – Prius West Lot from April 30 – June 7, 2020 

 Tickets on sale NOW!

 Cirque du Soleil returns to Denver with VOLTA, its first ever sports-inspired show! Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score composed by Anthony Gonzalez from electronic group M83 and inspired by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. VOLTA will perform under the Big Top in Pepsi Center – Prius West Lot in Denver from April 30 – June 7, 2020.

Access to the best seats and prices are available for existing Cirque Club members beginning today. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueclub to sign up for a complimentary membership. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, at the best price. 

BMX & Street Sports 

Denver BMX professional AJ Anaya is part of the VOLTA team and is thrilled to be coming back to his hometown. He’s competed at the professional BMX level since 2006 and has taken part in numerous shows and sports events including America’s got Talent, half time shows for the NFL, the NBA and the NHL, and the Pan American Games. Now he’s part of the first BMX freestyle cast in Cirque du Soleil’s history as characters in the show called Free Spirits.  

Sure to be a Denver crowd pleaser, VOLTA features a full-blown BMX park mounted on stage in front of the audience’s very eyes for the breathtaking BMX finale as riders invade the stage to deliver a jaw-dropping, fast and furious performance of nonstop acrobatics on wheels. The riders go up the jump boxes and perform air tricks before landing and leaping off the ramps again, crisscrossing and spinning their bikes in midair in a spirit of brotherhood.  

The creators of VOLTA drew inspiration from the spirit of adventure that pervades the world of BMX, street sports and acrobatics. Whether they are on a bike, hopping from rooftop to rooftop, or double dutch rope skipping, urban sports enthusiasts constantly challenge themselves and defy convention.  

Circus and Electronic Music – A Stream of Gripping Musical Landscapes  

Written by electronic music composer Anthony Gonzalez (M83), the highly cinematic music of VOLTA evokes a complex array of emotions and moods that that resonates in the Big Top night after night. Electronic music was incorporated to circus to present the new street sports disciplines in a context that would highlight them best and would share the urban energy of those disciplines. 

The creation of Anthony Gonzalez is a narrative tool in its own, echoing the different arcs in the storyline and expressing the distinct personalities of the worlds of VOLTA. Denver music fans can look forward to VOLTA’s live band which is complete with powerful vocalists, violinist, percussion and more. The rich, musical performance is perfectly synced with the acrobatics, helping to fully immerse guests into the urban world of VOLTA. 

The Costumes – An Ode to Freedom and Self-Acceptance

The stunning costumes of VOLTA have been designed by Zaldy Goco, famous for his work with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and for TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race

Tickets

Tickets (starting at $54) for the general public are available for purchase Friday, October 25 by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Discover our Hennessy Black VIP Experience package which includes a cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the show, access to the best seats for greater comfort, complimentary parking and more!

The creative team

VOLTA’s creative team comprises 15 creators under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard: 

Bastien Alexandre                     Writer and Director

Jean Guibert                             Director of Creation

Bruce Rodgers                          Set Designer

Zaldy Goco                                Costume Designer

Anthony Gonzalez                     Composer and Musical Director

Julie Perron                              Choreographer

Martin Labrecque                     Lighting Designer

Thibaut Duverneix                     Video Content Designer

Jean-Michel Caron                    Sound Designer

Anne Séguin Poirier                   Props Designer

Rob Bollinger                            Acrobatic Performance Designer

Philippe Aubertin                      Acrobatic Performance Designer

Jaque Paquin                            Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

Eleni Uranis                              Make up Designer

Manon Beaudoin                      Character’s guide

 

Social Media:

Facebook.com/VOLTA

Twitter: @Cirque #VOLTA  

Instagram: cirquedusoleil #VOLTA

Cirque du Soleil

VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

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